Tag: parenting a teenager

The Beauty of Parenting Older Children

The haze of the baby and toddler years is behind me. As much as I sometimes miss a baby to nuzzle, I’m absolutely thrilled to have moved on to the next phase of parenthood. While the majority of my close friends are in this same stage with me (and some are even farther in since they

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Managing disappointment

Have you felt disappointment? You’re an adult, so of course you have. We all have. And as the parent of a young child, I can only imagine that helping your offspring manage disappointment can be challenging. Sure, it’s about coping skills and embracing failure, but I think that we as parents have a responsibility to

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